Author: Robert William Chambers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A milestone of American supernatural fiction, The King in Yellow created a sensation upon its 1895 publication. Since then, it has markedly influenced writers in the genre, most famously, H. P. Lovecraft. Author Robert W. Chambers has been hailed as a writer of remarkable imaginative powers and the historic link between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King.
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
In Jonathan Kellerman’s gripping novels, the city of Los Angeles is as much a living, breathing character as the heroes and villains who roam its labyrinthine streets. Sunny on the surface but shadowy beneath, this world of privilege and pleasure has a dark core and a dangerous edge. In True Detectives, Kellerman skillfully brings his renowned gifts for breathless suspense and sharp psychological insight to a tale that resonates on every level and satisfies at every turn. Bound by blood but divided by troubles as old as Cain and Abel, Moses Reed and Aaron Fox were first introduced in Kellerman’s bestselling Bones. They are sons of the same strong-willed mother, and their respective fathers were cops, partners, and friends. Their turbulent family history has set them at odds, despite their shared calling. Moses—part Boy Scout, part bulldog, man of few words—is a no-frills LAPD detective. Aaron, sharp dresser and smooth operator, is an ex-cop turned high-end private eye. Usually they go their separate ways. But the disappearance of Caitlin Frostig isn’t usual. For Moses, it’s an ice-cold mystery he just can’t outrun, even with the help of psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis. For Aaron, it’s a billable-hours bonanza from his most lucrative client. Like it or not, Moses and Aaron are in this one together–and the rivalry that rules them won’t let either man quit till the case is cracked. A straight-arrow, straight-A student from Malibu, Caitlin has only two men in her life: her sullen single father and her wholesome college sweetheart, who even the battling brothers agree seems too downright upright to be true. Reluctantly tag-teaming in a desperate search for fresh leads, Moses and Aaron zero in on Caitlin’s white knight as their primary “person of interest,” hoping that, like most people in L.A., he has a secret side. But they uncover more than just a secret as they descend into the sinister, seamy side of the City of Angels after dark, populated by a Hollywood Babylon cast of the glamorous and the damned: a millionaire movie director turned hatemongering eccentric; a desperate Beverly Hills housewife looking for an exit from the fast lane; a heartthrob actor being eaten alive by personal demons; a hooker who’s probably seen it all . . . and might just know too much. And at the center, a dead young woman whose downward spiral and brutal end loom over Moses and Aaron like an omen of what may come to be if the dark end of the street claims another lost soul. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Max Allan Collins
"In the mob-choked Chicago of 1932, private detective Nathan Heller may be willing to risk his life to earn a Depression dollar, but he never sacrifices his sardonic wit ... When Mayor Cermak's 'Hoodlum Squad' brings Heller along on a raid with no instructions but to keep his mouth shut and his gun handy, he becomes an unwitting, unwilling part of a hit on Al Capone's successor, Frank Nitti. As a result, Heller quits the force to become a private eye; his first job--head off a nation-shaking political assassination in Miami Beach."--P.  of cover.
Author: Nic Pizzolatto
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
After being diagnosed with lung cancer, Roy Cady kills the men hired by his loan shark boss to kill him, and flees to Galveston, Texas, with a prostitute and her young sister, where they face more problems.
Author: Theodore Weesner
Publisher: House of Stratus
A police investigator is made aware of cases of sexual depravity. Child abduction grips the city, and he must use his wits to recover a missing boy alive. Conflicting desires and motivations of a broken family, a sexually confused perpetrator, and an immensely complex detective combine in this powerful, realistic, lightning-fast literary thriller.
Author: William Irwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Indhold: Introduction: Welcome to the Psychosphere / Jacob Graham and Tom Sparrow ; 1. Why Life Rather Than Death? Answers from Rustin Cohle and Arthur Schopenhauer / Sandra Shapshay ; 2. Grounding Carcosa: Cosmic Horror and Philosophical Pessimism in True Detective / Christopher Mountenay ; 3. Hart and Cohle: The Hopeful Pessimism of True Detective ; Joshua Foa Dienstag ; 4. Loving Rust's Pessimism: Rationalism and Emotion in True Detective Season One / Rick Elmore ; Rust's Anti-Natalism: The Moral Imperative to "Opt Out of a Raw Deal" / Chris Byron ; 6. Where is the Cruelty in True Detective? / G. Randolph Mayes ; 7. Nevermind: Subjective and Objective Violence in Vinci / Luke Howie ; 8. Naturalism, Evil, and the Moral Monster: The Evil Person in True Detective / Peter Brian Barry ; 9. "But I Do Have a Sense of Justice:" Law and Justice in the Bleak World of Vinci / Beau Mullen ; 10. A Dream Inside a Locked Room: The Illusion of Self / Evan Thomp-son ; 11. I Am Not Who I Used to Be, But Am I Me? Personal Identity and the Narrative of Rust / Andrew M. Winters ; 12. The Light is Winning / Sarah K. Donovan ; 13. The Tragic Misstep: Consciousness, Free Will, and the Last Midnight / Daniel P. Malloy ; 14. The Tragedy of True Detective Season Two: Living Our "Least Favor-ite Lives" / Alison Horbury ; 15. The Noir Detective and the City / Chuck Ward ; 16. Cohle and Oedipus: The Return of the Noir Hero / Daniel Tutt ; 17. Time is a Flat Circle: Nietzsche's Concept of Eternal Recurrence / Lawrence J. Hatab ; 18. Eternal Recurrence and the Philosophy of the "Flat Circle" / Paul DiGeorgio
Author: Jeff Jensen
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
The story of one of America's most notorious killers is revealed in this true-crime comic unlike any other! Throughout the 1980s, the highest priority of Seattle-area police was the apprehension of the Green River Killer, the man responsible for the murders of dozens of women. In 1990, with the body count numbering at least forty-eight, the case was put in the hands of a single detective, Tom Jensen. After twenty years, when the killer was finally captured with the help of DNA technology, Jensen spent 180 days interviewing Gary Leon Ridgway in an effort to learn his most closely held secrets—an epic confrontation with evil that proved as disturbing and surreal as can be imagined. Written by Jensen's own son, acclaimed entertainment writer Jeff Jensen, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story presents the ultimate insider's account of America's most prolific serial killer. * Combines a historic manhunt with a compelling family story! * Written by Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen! * The ultimate true crime graphic novel! * For fans of From Hell and Torso.
Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
"ELLROY IS THE AUTHOR OF SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL CRIME NOVELS EVER WRITTEN"- NEW YORK TIMES Danny Upshaw is a Sheriff's deputy stuck with a bunch of snuffs nobody cares about; they're his chance to make his name as a cop...and to sate his darkest curiosities. Mal Considine is D.A.'s Bureau brass. He's climbing on the Red Scare bandwagon to advance his career and to gain custody of his adopted son, a child he saved from the horror of postwar Europe. Buzz Meeks -- bagman, ex-Narco goon, and pimp for Howard Hughes -- is fighting communism for the money. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare.
Author: Tal McThenia, Margaret Dunbar Cutright
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Discusses a famous 1912 real-life drama, in which a young boy, believed to be kidnapped, was returned to his wealthy parents by the courts, with the case only solved in 2004 when DNA testing proved that he was not the kidnapped child.
Author: Ellis Peters
Publisher: Open Road Media
When a monk survives a tragic injury, he enlists Brother Cadfael to help him right the wrongs revealed in his deathbed confession Winter arrived early in 1142, bringing with it a heavy snowfall. The safety of the guest-hall roof at the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul comes into jeopardy, and the brothers are called upon to effect repairs. But the icy and treacherous conditions are to prove near fatal for Brother Haluin. He slips from the roof and crashes to the ground, sustaining terrible injuries—grave enough for him to want to make his deathbed confession. The confession is heard by the abbot and Brother Cadfael; a wicked story, of trespasses hard for God or man to forgive. But Haluin does not die. On his recovery, he determines to make a journey of expiation, with Cadfael as his sole companion. It is an arduous journey, physically and emotionally, and one that leads to some shocking discoveries.
Author: William Parkhurst
Publisher: Crown Pub
Profiles real-life private investigators and the cases they handle, detailing the personalities of the detectives and what brought them into this line of work, as well as the incredible facts surrounding their many cases
Author: Sophie Hannah, Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
The new Hercule Poirot novel – another brilliant murder mystery that can only be solved by the eponymous Belgian detective and his ‘little grey cells’.
Author: Cleveland Moffett
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The Northampton Bank Robbery -- The Susquehanna Express Robbery -- The Pollock Diamond Robbery -- The Rock Island Express -- The Destruction of the Renos -- The American Exchange Bank RobberyNotice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] This book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]
Author: Scott F. Stoddart, Michael Samuel
Publisher: Lexington Books
Throughout its limited run beginning in 2014, the HBO series True Detective has presented viewers with unique takes on the American crime drama on television, marked by literary and cinematic influences, heavyweight performances, and an experimental approach to the genre. At times celebrated and opposed, the series has ignited a range of ongoing critical conversations about representations of gender, depictions of place, and narrative forms. True Detective: Critical Essays on the HBO Series includes a breadth of scholarly chapters that cross disciplinary boundaries, interrogate a range of topics, and ultimately promise to further contribute to critical debates surrounding the series.
Author: John Dunne
Publisher: Da Capo Press
In 1940s Los Angeles, an unidentified murder victim is found bisected in a shadowy lot. A catchy nickname is given her in jest—"The Virgin Tramp"—and suddenly a "nice little homicide that would have drifted off the front pages in a couple of days" becomes a storm center. Two brothers, Tom and Des Spellacy, are at the heart of this powerful novel of Irish-Catholic life in Southern California just after World War II. Played in the film version by Robert Duvall and Robert De Niro respectively, Tom is a homicide detective and Des is a priest on the rise within the Church. The murder investigation provides the background against which are played the ever changing loyalties of the two brothers. Theirs is a world of favors and fixes, power and promises, inhabited by priests and pimps, cops and contractors, boxers and jockeys and lesbian fight promoters and lawyers who know how to put the fix in. A fast-paced and often hilarious classic of contemporary fiction, True Confessions is about a crime that has no solutions, only victims. More important, it is about the complex relationship between Tom and Des Spellacy, each tainted with the guilt and hostility that separate brothers.